Needs assessments are imperative to the success of a project. They are an essential part of the planning process. A need assessment guides the administrators as they define the terms of the project. A needs assessment is defined as, “a systematic approach to studying the state of knowledge, ability, interest, or attitude of a defined audience or group involving a particular subject” (McCawley, 2009, p. 3). An effective needs assessment provides insight, information, is objective, and assists in identifying gaps in services.
9-Step Problem Solving Model This paper discusses the effectiveness, challenges, and application of the 9-Step Problem Solving Model with respect to the scenario involving USAuto and AutoMex. The effectiveness of USAuto's attempt demonstrates the importance of correctly following each step of the model to obtain maximum success. Effectively applying the 9-step model shows faults that USAuto made during their initial problem-solving attempt. We also discuss challenges that USAuto dealt with during their negotiation with AutoMex, and what things to avoid in overcoming those challenges. Lastly we cover the application of the 9-step model in real-world situations, and compare it with events team members experience at work.
The influence of managers in the organisation is illustrated, having into account the competence in question. Discussion will center around how managerial involvment is diverse according to the situation, this will be supported with theoretical models on motivation and leadership. Working processes are presented in this section of the report, illustrating how things are done in organisations. The management of resources is explained, for instance how technology can help improve areas such as, customer service, with innnovative training methods (electronic aids). The arguments presented will be supported with case studies.
What I benefit from this course strategy management class is knowing. The strategic management is consisting of the analysis, decisions, and actions an organization undertakes to create and sustain competitive advantages. strategic management analyses. concern with overall objectives, involves multiple stakeholders, incorporates short and long term perspectives, recognizes tradeoffs between effectiveness and efficiency. The strategic management analysis, formulation, and implementation the challenge managers face of both aligning resources to take advantage of existing product markets as well as proactively exploring new opportunities.
Introduction Thinking critically and making decisions are important parts of today’s business environment. It is important to understand how the decision making process works and the steps involved. The nine steps of the decision making process are: identifying the problem, defining criteria, setting goals and objectives, evaluating the effect of the problem, identifying the causes of the problem, framing alternatives, evaluating impacts of the alternatives, making the decision, implementing the decision, and measuring the impacts. (Decision, 2007.) By using various methods and tools to assist in making important business decisions an individual can ensure the decisions they make will be as successful as possible.
Then, in order to create a Project Management Dashboard, you have to understand the usefulness of this tool. There are many reasons for the use of a project management dashboard, but the most important are: To have a better overview of the project and establish a good planning (time, cost, resources) and to create milestones. Provide interactive summary of a management report. Given that the dashboard is a kind of planning that people update, it can give you information anytime on how the project is going (time, cost, resources). Then you can anticipate the issues that are coming and find, eventually, other solutions.
Program evaluation and Review (PERT) as well as Critical Path Method(CPM) are ideal to guide this stage. Post-implementation review. This involves the verification that the solution indeed addresses the problem pain points .This is done through the evaluation of the solution versus the problem as well as the success metrics. Debriefing of the problem solvers is paramount as it engineers the lessons learnt as well as well as providing insight to a firm problem-solution organization. Institutionalization and control.
The assessment will consist of the managers answering the following questions that were brought out in Dyer, Dyer, & Dyer, 2007 p. 17-22: how important is effective teamwork to accomplish this particular task, what type of team is needed, does the organization’s context of culture, structure, and does the system support teamwork, what degree of interdependence is required to complete the team’s tasks, modular interdependence, sequential interdependence, and reciprocal interdependence. The way the manager answers the assessment questions would be to acknowledge that teamwork plays a vital role in accomplishing tasks; the members of the team will receive support from each other. The team looks at other’s viewpoints, coming to terms with feelings, fostering interdependence, self-initiation, and direction. Within the organizations, multi-disciplinary work is taking place where teams cut across organizational divides. The unique and different aspects and abilities that each brings to the team helps enhance the team.
2. Analyse the relationship between organizational change and quality. Give appropriate examples. It is important to understand that organizational changes are successful through feedback and reviews between practices and results, which leads to new business approach, direction, mission and goals. It is vital to study the overall area of organizational change to acquire what will be learned then applied in the adoption of quality improvement.
• Empower/Control - This allows stakeholders to be involved and collaborate in order to contribute meaningfully and to be responsible and accountable for their final decision-making. Implementation Level - This level aids in the process of identifying which stakeholders are involved, in which area of the project. This includes the exploring phase, the planning phase, the implementation phase and the monitoring and evaluation phase (Lienert, n.d) . In order to assess the problems in need for change and to obtain stakeholders support CIBC FCIB must carry out a GAP Analysis to present the current situation versus the future state of the company. Firstly, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s goal is to become the number one bank within the Caribbean.